Almiron not injured on international duty

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Newcastle United attacker Miguel Almiron has not suffered an injury while on international duty for Paraguay, according to beINSPORTSUSA journalist Roberto Rojas.

Almiron, 25, scored his first-ever goal for Paraguay on Tuesday when he found the back of the net in a 4-2 win against Jordan in an international friendly.

However after he stuck the ball in the back of the net, the Magpies forward was seen holding the back of his knee and signalling to the bench for attention.

Luckily for Steve Bruce, Rojas claims that Almiron did not suffer an injury and he was able to stay on the pitch despite his initial concern.


Although Almiron has not been in amazing form for Newcastle in the opening weeks of this season, it would have been a huge blow for Bruce to lose him with Allan Saint-Maximin currently sidelined. Almiron has started and completed 90 minutes of every Premier League match so far this season and it is clear that Bruce will want him to continue doing that for as long as possible. The 25-year-old needs to get himself on the scoresheet, or at least supply an assist, soon though because there are concerns that his lack of contribution in the attack is going on for too long. Since his move from Atlanta United in January, Almiron has played 14 times across all competitions for the Magpies and is yet to show off more than his dazzling pace, quick feet and ability to push opposition defences back. His final ball and killer instinct inside the box has been seriously lacking. Hopefully this goal for Paraguay can be a watershed moment for the former Atlanta goal machine.

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